Thursday, December 18, 2008


LOCATION UPDATE: Tomorrow (Friday), we will be walking from Castro and Market to Polk, which will take us right in front of City Hall for our rally at noon. We will also stop briefly at the LGBT Community Center at 1800 Market Street.

DAY 31 - The 3 of us (Valerie, Tracie & Matt) set off this morning from South San Francisco ready for rain or shine... Matt was ready with some style.

We went through the town of Colma, which has no less than 8 cemeteries. We passed one after the other after the other. So we made our own headstone.

The farther we got into the city, the more surreal it felt. (we look a little tired, huh?)

While we walked, we sang Marriage Equality Christmas carols. . . . "all I want for Christmas is my civil rights..." Sometimes Matt made up his own words. :)

We met many supporters along the way. One guy, Rick, came up to us because he'd seen us walking and he handed us a bag with bananas and cookies. Thank you Rick! We also want to give a shout out to David and all San Francisco skaters!

When we came over a hill and saw the city, we shared a moment. It was quite a feeling and quite a view.

Once we got near the Castro area, we felt more and more support... we loved this house and we love that it's still up this long after the election!

We actually reached Castro Street!!
After walking 31 days for 400-450 miles we had one more huge hill to climb! It's definitely worth all of the aches and pains to know that we are standing up for such a fundamental right for so many people - for dignity, equality, and validity... we all deserve that.

What a beautiful sight! We can't wait to see Milk at this theater sometime this weekend!

Our dear friends, Lisa and David, who flew in from Cincinnati to see us reach the Supreme Court/City Hall tomorrow, joined us for lunch at Harvey's. In the excitement, we did not take any pictures... stay tuned. It was great to see them and have them come all this way!! Thank you Lisa and David - we love you guys!!
See you all tomorrow at the rally - either in person or in spirit! And know that you all had a part in getting us here. Whether you honked, fed us, texted, put us up for a night, blogged, donated, walked with us, or gave us the oranges, wine and nuts that we're eating as we write this - you are as much a part of this as we are. It is for all of you that we walked. It is for the 15 year old that emailed us saying she did all she could to defeat prop 8, knowing that her own parents were voting for it. We all have a role to play, and the community we have developed is a strong long as we keep showing up.

1 comment:

  1. oh man, I am so proud to of been allowed to follow your journey to SF. I so wish I could be there today in person, but I will be there in spirit. I can only imagine how you two felt as you got your first glimpse of the SF skyline. thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this journey